Company Wide Crossover
So I see Dynamite is doing the crossover thing now
I hope it does well but reading the list of characters I notice that it seems to include none of the ones I care about.
I kind of hope that Dynamite does another crossover event that includes Green Hornet, Phantom, PSP, Zorro, and some of the characters I actually read because I generally like these kinds of events as long I care about the players as individuals.
I can see Dynamite doing a "pulp heroes" crossover (but only if they can get all the license owners to agree) -- say, Green Hornet, The Spider, The Shadow, The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician. Anything wider would be tough without bringing in time travel, parallel worlds, etc. Maybe a Project Superpowers/Defenders of the Earth series? (the science fiction aspect would work for this one)
The reason it's easy to do the current crossover Prophecy is that all the characters are either owned by DE (Vampirella, Pantha) or public domain (Alan Quartermain, Dorian Gray). The only exception might be Red Sonja (not exactly sure about that).
Last edited by positronic; 04-16-2012 at 08:08 PM.
My ideal crossover/universe would consist of the following characters, I know it would be hard to have them under a "universe" imprint due to many not taking place within the same timeframe, but it would be kind of cool to see a mega-event that would bring all of these characters together under one banner....
Lord of the Jungle
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Positronic those two ideas are exactly the kind of thing I would like to see.
The PSP/DOE one seems more likely becuase they really only have to convince one license holder (King Features) since the PSP characters are all public domain.
The other idea could almost incorporate flashbacks to characters like Lone Ranger and Zorro (LR being an ancestor of GH and Dynamite already having crossed the two western heroes). I suppose finding a threat that seems big enough while still fitting in with the mostly non powered heroes might be a bit of a challenge but I am sure there is a writer who could pull it off.
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We also do have more cross-overs down the line, and I think that you're going to like them. Wait till you see what we have.
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This is a silly question (well, not to me), but is it treated as a crossover between universes or just through time?
Here's an a easy one (since it's public domain), and a natural... Warlord of Mars/Lord of the Jungle. Maybe even bring in some characters from the other ERB series with novels in PD, like The Moon Maid, At the Earth's Core or The Land that Time Forgot.
Honestly, you know what would have helped promote and get the word out about DE and the upcoming crossover series Prophecy?
A FCBD comic. Really, with Prophecy, The Shadow, The Spider, and Merciless: The Rise of Ming all launching in this time frame, no FCBD book? Even just a free reprint of Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1 would have helped.
Last edited by positronic; 04-22-2012 at 12:41 PM.
Actually I think Tarzan of Mars was done before. In the 1990s my first exposure to Barsoom was a series of action figures that paired Tarzan with John Carter, Tars Tarkas and other characters from that series.
Why DE didn't make a bigger push with this series to capitalize on the film buzz I don't know. (I know they are not affiliated and both are just taking from the PD work but still so many movies see B-Movie clones hit DVD stores that Dynamite should have been able to do something).
An FCBD book would have been great. Prophecy would probably be the most logical but I would rather have seen a shadow/spider flip book.
But that was strictly a toy line. Dark Horse did do one miniseries (nothing to do with the toys, which were produced to cash in on the then-current syndicated TV series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures), but it wasn't very good -- nothing from Marvel or DC when they had the license. DE could do better.
Originally Posted by BatHobbit